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Spring 2023 LUC 202 Communication Connections Courses

 

LUC 202A – Dwayne Beggs, Mondays, 11-11:50

Title: “Civil Rights, Civil Unrest, and the Quest for Equality in America”

Course description:  The 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments to the U.S. Constitution were meant to bring Racism and Inequality to an end, which they did on paper. Throughout U.S. History America has continued to struggle with these two issues. In this course students will examine Civil Rights in America along with the ongoing inequality experienced by various people groups. Students will also examine the need for social action to right wrongs that have plagued this country for centuries. Finally, students will select a social issue that focuses on the problems of Racism/Inequality (or both) and develop a project/program to help, in some way, bring about measurable change.

 

LUC 202 B – Candice Kwapich, Wednesdays, 9:00-9:50

Title: “Gender and Sexuality Diversity through a Social Justice Lens”

Course description: Through this course, students will explore the history of LGBTQIA+ activism and social justice. This course also analyzes the intersectionality of gender with other major organizing principles of life such as race, class, age, and sexuality. Students will complete this course with an understanding of what it means to be an ally to the LGBTQIA+ community. The semester project will require students to use critical thinking and communication skills to develop a social media campaign related to the topic of the course.

 

LUC 202 C – Jennifer Musser, Tuesdays, 11:00-11:50

Title: “Social Inclusion through Language”

Course description:  Language is one of the most powerful tools that humanity has for connection… and exclusion. In this course, students will explore a variety of ways that language is often used to exclude individuals and groups from academic opportunities, professional advancement, and social groups. Through a collaborative project, students will select a group in American society that may be affected by this issue as well as a nonprofit organization whose mission is aligned with supporting that population. Students will apply critical thinking and digital communication skills to develop a social media campaign that the nonprofit could use to educate the public on how to use language for social inclusion.